ST. CRISPIN

Composer: George J. Elvey

Sir George Job Elvey; b. 1816, Canterbury, England; d. 1893, Windlesham, Surrey Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George J. Elvey (1862)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 33351 22355 51766
Key: E♭ Major

Texts

Just as I Am, Without One Plea

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

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Notes

Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul (modern-day France); these two missionaries are the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

ST. CRISPIN has an attractive melodic contour. Its repeated notes are typical of other "generic" British hymn tunes from the later nineteenth century (for example, QUEBEC, 141,307; PENTECOST, 212; MORECAMBE, 419; and MARYTON, 573). Sing it in harmony, perhaps unaccompanied on one of the inner stanzas. The parallel structure of the text also invites singing stanzas in alternation between either men or women or two sides of the congregation.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #445
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #329
Text: An Awe-full Mystery Is Here
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #993
Text: Come, Holy Spirit, Raise Our Songs
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #1866
Text: God Loved the World So That He Gave
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #2312
Text: Ho! Every One That Thirsts, Draw Nigh
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #2474
Text: He Liveth Long Who Liveth Well
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6375
Text: Strong Son of God, Immortal Love
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #6972
Text: 'Twas for Thy Sake, Eternal God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9488
Text: And Is The Gospel Peace And Love?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9503
Text: Behold The Potter And The Clay
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9675
Text: Buried In Shadows Of The Night
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10802
Text: The Hiding Place
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11104
Text: Say Then, Ye Worms Of Earth
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #276
Text: Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #445ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #376TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #391TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #403TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #488
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #414
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #431
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #720TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #721TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #563TextFlexscorePage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #571TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #362TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #144
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119BTextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119CTextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119DTextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119ETextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #276Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #281
Small Church Music #2295Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #114
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #215
The Cyber Hymnal #329TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #993TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1866TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2312TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2474TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6375TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6972TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9488TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9503TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9675TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10802TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11104TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #478
Include 64 pre-1979 instances
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